Our Environmental Biotechnology group in Graduate School of Engineering at Hokkaido University mainly focuses on complex microbial ecosystems in wastewater treatments and microbial energy productions, including an anaerobic ammonium-oxidizing (Anammox) process and microbial fuel cells (please visit our "Research activity" on this home page). We are also developing a novel bioassay to evaluate the water safety by using DNA microarray technology (i.e., Toxicogenomics). The primary goal of our research and education program is to train students to use interdisciplinary approaches in the study of environmental biotechnology that lead to a more comprehensive understanding of the importance of our environment and human health. I strongly encourage interested students to contact us if you are interested in working and studying with us. Our Graduate School of Engineering offers the English Engineering Education Program or the e3 program (http://www.eng.hokudai.ac.jp/e3/), in which MEXT scholarships are available.
The laboratory for water quality control engineering has an opening for Ph.D. candidate scholarships. This laboratory has focused on safe and efficient usage of water resources, complex microbial ecosystems in wastewater treatment, and microbial energy production. Among them, followings will be the main topics for new members.
1. Development of a novel bioassay to evaluate the water safety by using DNA microarray technology
2. Elucidation of the biofilm formation mechanisms in water environment
3. Microbial source tracking with high accuracy by using multiple indicators
4. Fate of pathogenic viruses in water environment
Please contact the following e-mail address if you are interested in working with us.
Prof. Satoshi Okabe
March 7, 2013
Colors of HOKUDAI for a year -produced by Hokkaido University, CoSTEP
Mar 25, 2013
Mr. Mizuto received the Clark Award of Hokkaido University, a prize awarded to students who had an excellent record in the undergraduate course.
Dec 27, 2012
Mr. Nakashima and Mr. Ozawa were honored (runner-up and third place, respectively) in the mid-term research presentation contest 2012 of Water-related laboratories.
Nov 30, 2012
Ms. Tazawa was honored (Excellent Poster Award) in the 49th Environmental Engineering Research Forum
Sep 25, 2012
Ms. Hara was honored (Encouraging Award) in SETAC AP2012 Meeting KUMAMOTO.
Aug 19, 2012
Ms. Hiraizumi received the Travel Award in ISME14.
Mar 21, 2012
Ms. Otani received the Clark Award of Hokkaido University, a prize awarded to students who had an excellent record in the undergraduate course.
Mar 15, 2012
Ms. Hiraizumi was honored (Kurita Award) in the 46th Annual Conference of Japan Society on Water Environment
Mar 15, 2012
Mr. Ishiguro and Mr. Nakashima were honored (Lion Award) in the 46th Annual Conference of Japan Society on Water Environment
Dec 27, 2011
Ms. Tazawa and Mr. Eida were honored (most excellent award and runner-up, respectively) in the mid-term research presentation contest 2011 of Water-related laboratories.
Nov 7, 2011
Ms. Tazawa was honored in the 3rd Student Poster Competition in Sustainability Week 2011, Hokkaido University.
Oct 10, 2011
Dr. Tashiro was honored (Excellent Paper Award) in the 27th annual meeting of the Japan Society of Microbial Ecology.
Oct 10, 2011
Dr. Oshiki was honored (Excellent Poster Award) in the 27th annual meeting of the Japan Society of Microbial Ecology.
Oct 5, 2011
Mr. Tojo was honored (Best Student Award) in the 4th IWA-ASPIRE
Sep 10, 2011
Assoc. Prof. Sano was honored (Metawater Award) in the 14th Symposium of Japan Society on Water Environment
Jul 13, 2011
Dr. Oshiki was honored (Presentation award) in the 2nd International Conference on Nitrification (ICoN2) and the 16th European Nitrogen Cycle meeting
Jun 14, 2011
Mr. Kakinuma, Ms. Shinyako and Mr. Fujiki were honored (Kurita Award) in the 45th Annual Conference of Japan Society on Water Environment
Jun 14, 2011
Mr. Eida and Ms. Yamada were honored (Lion Award) in the 45th Annual Conference of Japan Society on Water Environment
May 20, 2011
Dr. Oshiki was honored (Best presentation award) in the First International Anammox Symposium (IANAS2011)
Dec 27, 2010
Mr. Tsuruta was honored (runner-up) in the mid-term research presentation contest 2010 of Water-related laboratories in Environmental Engineering Division
Nov 25, 2010
Ms. Shinyako (The most excellent poster award) and Mr. Eida (Japan-Korea Poster award) were honored in the 26th annual meeting of Japan Society of Microbial Ecology
Mar 18, 2009
Mr. Haroti was honored (Kurita Award) in the 43th Annual Conference of Janan Society on Water Environment
Mar 22, 2008
Mr. Osawa and Mr. Shimokawa were honored (Kurita Award) in the 42th Annual Conference of Janan Society on Water Environment
Dec 25, 2007
Prof. Okabe was awarded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)